Digos City -As part of the celebration of the 12th Araw Ng Digos, the full force of national agencies brought with them programs and services for the constituents of the city on Sepetember 4, 2012 at the Digos City gymnasium.

Mayor Joseph R. Penas of Digos City thanked all the national agencies that participated in the event. He challenged them to steadfastly promote and implement worthwhile projects and activities in the city so that all constituents can savor their importance and impact on their lives.

Mr. Achilles Bravo, ARENA XI President, gave an overview of the significance of serbisyo caravan. He thanked all partner agencies for the unwavering support in making the event a huge success.

During the second segment of the program , Regional Director Joffrey M. Suyao spearheaded the granting of the ceremonial check in the amount of   Four Hundred Twenty Five Thousand Pesos (P425,000) to Mayor Joseph Penas for the livelihood project of 80 ambulant vendors. This was made possible in coordination with the Public Employment Service Office in Digos City under its PESO Manager Shirley Niemes.

During the program, Regional Director Suyao acknowledged the three (3) Isabelo delos Reyes (IDR) Scholarship Grantees under the  Workers Organization Development Program (WODP)  and their parents.  They are the following:

1. Rafy Jay M. Velila – a BS Criminolgy Student at the University of Mindanao, Digos City, with his parents  Rey and Evelyn Velila
2.Maria Hannah Gaea L. Haguimit- BS Business Administration student at University of  Mindanao, digos City with her parents Nelson and Alma Haguimit
3.Jonah Lou R. Labastin-BS in Accountancy at Cor Jesu College, Digos City with her parents Noel and Joylyn Labastin.

An  information desk was also set up inside the gym to cater to queries and concerns on labor standards, livelihood assistance and maternity/death benefit programs for sugar workers.

In a nutshell, the activity was very successful and indeed opened wide opportunities for our clients in the city. On September 5, a Job Fair is scheduled at the Digos City gymnasium under the aegis of the Digos City PESO in coordination with the DOLE Davao del Sur Field Office.